Community Education for Sustainable Living Simply Living Sustainable U classes & workshops, Earth Institute courses on environmental topics, monthly documentary films, meetups held at local businesses and organizations - join us to socialize, learn, build community and co-create a joyful, compassionate, and sustainable future!
The Local Skinny event cancellations... the events listed below are the ones who have contacted us. Please be advised that the cascade of cancellations is likely to affect other events listed so be sure to check the website or event pages on Facebook, Eventbrite, etc. BEFORE you attend. This applies to events listed in the Columbus Underground Mega Weekend and Connie Hammond's Columbus Peace Newsletter.
CANCELLATIONS: Worthington Farmers Market (3/14) Free Press Second Saturday Salon (3/14)
Care & Share Time Bank POTLUCk and Program (3/15)
EPN program Exploring the Interactions between Water, Climate and Communication (3/17) NOTE: Video streaming planned. Free Registration,agenda and speaker bios click here) We Dig Ohio: Urban Agriculture & Community Garden Summit (3/21) NOTE Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are closed for 3 weeks.
Neighborhood Transition Strategies (3/22) Whetstone Library (Columbus Libraries are open but all meetings and classes are cancelled through March 31)
Dr. Rev. William Barber Lecture at OSU (3/25) America's Radioactive Secret with Journalist JUSTIN NOBEL(3/29) NOTE: Video presentation is being explored. Earth Day Celebration CANCELLED (4/25) but Service Projects Continue
Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for Our Kids' Missing Microbes This new film at the Grandview Theater, Sunday, March 15, from 2-4 pm.probes the latest research into the "microbiome" in our gut to tease out a new explanation for why we have an epidemic of autoimmune diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes, ADHD, autism, etc. It's a fascinating story that has only emerged in the last decade and it challenges many of our attitudes and practices related to germs and cleanliness. Suffice to say "free range kids" and children raised in traditional farmsteads have healthier microbiomes. More HERE
If you don't like bacteria, you're on the wrong planet. ~ Stewart Brand
CORRECTION: Our April film, The Best of Both World: Cohousing's Promise, will take place Sunday, April 5 from 2-4 pm at Studio 35. Our print newsletter has the wrong date and time. We apologize for the confusion! Summary: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS explores the concept of cohousing as expressed through first-hand observations of residents of four cohousing communities— including the first one in the United States—and observations by architect Charles Durrett, who brought the concept to the US from Denmark. Q&A discussion after the film will be led by Tim Cooke, who is leading two cohousing initiatives in Columbus. Invitations coming next week on Eventbrite, Facebook, Meetup, and the SL website.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems. ~ Joy Harjo
More Highlights in this week's Community Update!
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See the Learnsection Let Them Eat Dirt explores our microbiome and finds some microbes are missing! Panel of experts will answer our questions (3/15) at Grandview Theater - 2 - 4pm
Wild and Wonder environmental film series at Studio 35 features FANTASTIC FUNGI at 1:30 pm Satirday
Get into the wetlands for Vernal Pool monitoring at Stratford Ecological Center (3-20 and 4-3) > Earth 911 features strategies to reset your life during corona virus and How to break our paper towel addiction
Columbus Garden School workshops and classes including DIY Healthy Home Cleansers by Amy Ceccoli
Blue Rock Station's Annie Warmke is teaching Cheese making (March 28) And check out their new project to create a virtual forest - hey, every tree planted helps! Shepherd's Corner Maple Syrup Tour and Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk Read more in the Learn section
See the News section > Rita Carnevale recommends Healing the Womb Rite in the Ceremonial Circle (3/21) + Rita will be leading
> Jaguar Trance Journey of Self Discovery (3/28)
New Free Press is out - in print and online
Sunrise Movement released short video to promote the Green New Deal and "make the status quo impossible" Columbus Urban Forestry Master Plan for planting TREES challenges us to get involved
BioBlitz at Coyote Run Farm in Pickerinton (4-25)
EcoChallenge for Earth Month announced April 1-22 (Registration is open) Earth Day Columbus 2020 now accepting work sites Read more in the News section
See the Arts & Culture Section Yoga Well Being Classes updated
> Friday Night Talk at Phoenix Books is Letting Go by John Ensign > Shane D Wilson featured Saturday at Java Central (3-14)
Dan Weber at Folk Music Society event (3-28) at Cbus Mennonite Church
Peripatetic Poets features Susan Glasmere (3-15)
> Square Dancing venues are updated with upcoming events and new dance at Stratford Eco Center Arch City Poets announce an afternoon of Poets and Poetry at Main Library April 18 Read more in the Arts & Culture section
SEE the Local Foods Section > Corona Virus Resources to boost your immune system recommended by Organic Consumers Association
City Folk's Farm Shop offers a Plant Swap (3-21) and a Homesteading Support Group (3-22). One Bite Wellness has a recipe for Rainbow Chili
Growing Green 2020 at the Agraria Farm in Yellow Springs announces conference March 13-15 Read more in the Local Foodssection
Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities
all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. ~ Paula Gunn Allen
Simply Living Sustainable U organizes workshops/classes in Central Ohio that
train and educate people about sustainability topics and practices including:
Food • Urban Homesteading • Health and Wellness • Energy Solutions
Green Building • Finance • Transportation • Economics
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~ Iris Murdoch
Sunday, March 15
2 - 4 pm LET THEM EAT DIRT: THE HUNT FOR OUR KIDS' MISSING MICROBES
Grandview Theater and Drafthouse 1247 Grandview Ave
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us — our microbiomes — as a major cause. The film explores the role microbes play in the development, physical and mental health of our children, and argues that good health may begin with kids playing in the dirt. Q&A discussion after the film with local experts. Suggested donation: $7 or $5 for Simply Living members.
"This entertaining and informative video helps parents, educators, and physicians understand
the impact of microbes on child health and disease. Supported by examples from the latest research, complex scientific concepts are accurately distilled down so they can be easily understood and acted upon. Let Them Eat Dirt provides a new and important perspective on how the body's microbes
are necessary for maintaining health and preventing disease." ~ Dr. Michael Bailey
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University,
Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Nationwide Children's Hospital
WOW! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 6 SATURDAY FILMS
LEADING UP TO EARTH DAY 2020!
Upcoming Classes Columbus Garden School 1350 East Cooke Rd
Columbus OH 43224
Click to see the full description of each class or workshop.
BLUE ROCK STATION Upcoming Classes in March 1190 Virginia Ridge Road, Philo, OH 43771 Phone 740-674-4300
March 9th- 14th: Small Wind Turbine Certification Class, at Zane State College (8 am to 5 pm daily). Registration required. Zane State is only a hour out of Columbus and an easy drive on I-70. No registration with the college is necessary. Another great class by award-winning instructor Jay Warmke
March 28th: Cheese making at 1 pm to 4 pm. Join Annie Warmke to learn a simple form of cheese that can become many different types, plus learn how to make cottage cheese. MORE Upcoming Classes HERE
Create a Virtual Forest
We are all aware of the peril our planet faces as climate changes due to mankind’s impact upon our home. But what can we, as individuals, do? Perhaps very little. But we can plant a tree.
It has been estimated that the planting of a trillion trees would significantly counter some of the effects of our greenhouse gases. So let’s get started (after all, if you plant one – now the number needed is less than a trillion).
With this in mind, we thought it good idea to share the Blue Rock Station resources and invite people to join a club that offers information about forest gardening, and opportunities to plant your own tree or shrub. This is the idea behind The Forest Garden Club.
We’ve revamped some common areas of the farm to accommodate the new Forest Garden, so that club members can either plant trees and shrubs in the new areas. We hope this will build community locally around the planting of trees. But obviously more needs to be done. So we hope to create a “virtual forest.” Simply send pictures to us of your own tree plantings and we will include them in a “forest” gallery on the Blue Rock Station website.
The kick off for the Forest Garden Club will be April 19th. Chad Culley from the Cincinnati Zoo will be here at Blue Rock Station to lead a forest walk for tree ID, and show how to easily propagate trees. Price of admission is a willingness to plant a tree.
If you register before April 19th you will be eligible to receive two cuttings (starts) of either elderberry bush, pussy willow, and false indigo (can be picked up April 19th or shipped for a small fee) while supplies last. To officially become a member of the tree club you will need to either send a photo (via email, social media or snail mail) of the tree or shrub you planted and include the location or show up on April 19th to announce your plans. Join the Forest Garden Club HERE
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower drives my green age.
~ Dylan Thomas
Upcoming Events at Stratford
Friday March 20 & April 3
6 pm Vernal Pool Monitoring $3 per person
It’s time for the spring awakening in the wetlands. At 6pm vernal pool experts will help you get up-close and personal with some of the creatures who make the vernal pools their home. After learning inside we will put on our mud boots for a night hike to the vernal pool. We will listen for mating calls and look for salamanders, frogs and egg masses. You will be participating in a state-wide preservation effort of one of Ohio’s disappearing ecosystem. Registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org or call 740-363-2548. Located at 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware 43015
Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center, staff and animals, are excited for 2020! Our January through April events are posted on our Facebook as well as on our website. If you would like more information regarding a program, do not hesitate to reach out. To register for any of these programs, please visit the calendar on our website or give us a call at (614) 866-4302.
Thursday, March 12
1 - 3 PM Maple Syrup Tour $6 per participant Registration, which is required, ends three business days
prior to program or when capacity is reached.
Led by Miranda Land & Dustin McQuade, Staff
Learn about maple sugaring from tree sap out the tap, to syrup on your breakfast. Come see our boiling process and taste our syrup, and more! We ask that children attending be accompanied by adults. The program held on March 7th will be identical to the March 12th program.
Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program. Minimum of 5 participants. Register by calling (614) 866-4302 or through the online form HERE.
Thursday, March 19
7 - 8:30 PM Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk Wengert Road labyrinth, Wengert Road
CONTACT: Miranda 614-866-4302
Honoring the beautiful balance of Nature on the Spring Equinox. Facilitated by Joy Lawrence
Joy is a LMT & a yoga instructor.
Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. Snacks and beverages will be included. Please wear comfortable shoes. Everyone is welcome! No previous meditation experience or experience walking labyrinths is required. Registration, which is required, closes three business days prior to the program. Minimum of 5 participants. Please register by calling (614) 866-4302 or online HERE Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center is an outreach of The Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Imagine a real democracy – us, we, ours – where all votes are counted.
The right to vote in fair electoral districts is guaranteed. Our representatives
in state legislatures and county legislatures and federal government are diverse.
~ David Orr, author and professor
Use Coronavirus to
Reset Your Life for
If you find yourself stuck at home due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, here are four areas of personal consumption to rethink while you have extra time on your hands.
Bring your Loyalty Card to any Simply Living film, meetup, class, or event and get it punched. When all ten holes are punched you will receive a $50 credit toward any classes or workshops sponsored by Simply Living. Available to all Simply Living members.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ~ William Butler Yeats
Simply Living member Carolyn Harding, a shero leader and on the ground activist protecting our community from fracking waste and local community rights for home rule, speaks truth to power at Otterbein's World War Zero Town Hall last Sunday. Watch and listen as Carolyn holds Gov John Kasich accountable for his fracking record in Ohio. John Kerry came to his defense, as Arnold Schwarzenegger looks on YouTube clip HERE.
The Sunrise movement released this short video
They want to "make the status quo impossible."
Earth Day Columbus 2020 accepting worksites Columbus is a national leader in organizing service projects that benefit the environment. Plan to host a project... the website is now live and ready for sign-ups: https://www.earthdaycolumbus.org/host-a-site
An EcoChallenge for Earth Month
April 1 - 22, 2020
Registration Opens March 2nd
The year 2020 sets the precedent for the progress
that can take hold when millions of people come together
to demand and take action for a better shared world.
9 AM - 4 PM
Owling - After-hours
Birding begins - 7 am BioBlitz Coyote Run Farm 9270 Pickerington Road, Pickerington, Ohio
To receive details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Wetlands Association invites interested naturalists (experts and learners) to join our effort to observe, discover, and report on the diversity of all living things at Coyote Run. The BioBlitz officially starts at 9 am and goes to 4 pm, but you may arrive and leave at any time. Early birding activities begin at 7 am. Minnow traps will be set the night before for you to examine the day of the BioBlitz for those interested in amphibians, etc. We’ll have after-hours Owling. Bring a camper or tent and stay Friday and/or Saturday night if you like. (110V hookups are available). Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.
Participants are asked to use iNaturalist to report observations to the Coyote Run project (manual methods will be accepted). We currently have over 4,700 observations and over 1,500 species. For iNaturalist specifics, go to https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/coyote?run?farm . No cost registration is requested. If you are interested in registering, please send an email to email@example.com. Include your name, preferred email, area of interest, and if you plan to camp with us.
Love of the simple is all that I need, I've no time for schism or lovers of greed.
~ Van Morrison
Columbus Underground Mega Weekend! Blooms & Butterflies, Wild & Wonder, Fright Club Compiled by Anne Evans. Full CU Website listings HERE.
Blooms and Butterflies opens this weekend at The Franklin Park Conservatory NOTE: CLOSED for next 3 weeks.
Have a safe weekend and wash your hands! Updates on the Arnold Sports Festival. Tickets for the Healthy Living Festival are on sale. Below are some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists. Have a great weekend!
-Catch up on Breaking Bad so you can also watch Better Call Saul and El Camino -The Witcher -Schitt’s Creek-Maniac -The Great British Baking Show –Glow -I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson -Documentary, Now! -Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee -and Westworld returns to HBO on Sunday!
Due to the Governor DeWine’s announcement regarding entertainment and show venue closings, Shadowbox Live’s remaining schedule of shows this weekend are currently scheduled as planned, with reduced seating to adhere to state mandates and federal advice.
Mega Weekend gives you a great list of events this weekend in Columbus, so you can be in the know! Looking for more things to do? Here’s a list of events for Thursday, for Friday, for Saturday, and Sunday. Events cancelled are still listed in the calendar with the update, but please check before you go.
I'm not afraid of a world with less consumerism, less 'stuff' and no economic growth.
I'm far more frightened of the opposite. ~ Rob Hopkins
GET ACTIVE! Items below are selected from the Columbus Peace Newsletter edited by Connie Hammond (pictured at left). NOTE: Simply Living does not endorse any candidates for political office so we do not include those here. We do include events related to Issues and candidate forums. For lots more events including candidate activities, Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe or share meeting info.
CANCELLED Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:00 – 11:00 PM. Salsa Dance Fundraiser for #CitizenMiriam.
CANCELLED Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:30 AM. Columbus Moms Demand Action March Membership Meeting.
CANCELLED Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:30 – 11:00 PM. Free Press Second Saturday Salon.
CANCELLED Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:30 AM. Moms Demand Action March Meeting.
CANCELLED Sunday, March 15, 2020, Noon - 2:00 PM. Souls to the Polls with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt for Our Kids’ Missing Microbes. Find out the latest research on the effect of soil microbes on the healthy immunity of our children. Important for everyone to see! Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us -- our microbiomes -- as a major cause. The film explores the role microbes play in the development, physical and mental health of our children, and argues that good health may begin with kids playing in the dirt. Q&A discussion after the film with local experts. Suggested donation: $7 or $5 Simply Living members. Location: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse, 1247 Grandview Ave., Columbus 43212. Facebook.
CANCELLED Sunday, March 15, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Care & Share Time Bank Potluck. Program: More Ideas for Your Garden - Paisley Nash-Dooley of Sunbury Urban Farm.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, ANYTIME. Collect Signatures for the Ohioans for Gun Safety Petition. Any shift, at a polling location near you! Sign up at the link to receive an assignment, petition booklets, and further info, or email email@example.com with any questions or if you'd like to get involved in a different way. Sign up here.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Rally for Public Schools. On Wednesday, March 18, public school parents, students, teachers, education support professionals, school administrators, business officials and community members from across Ohio will gather at the Statehouse in support of public schools and Ohio’s students. Please RSVP here: http://www.rallyforpublicschools.org/. Location: Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus 43215. More information on Facebook.
CANCELLED Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:00 PM. Meaningful Movie Night: Imprisoning a Generation.
CANCELLED Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Pride Volunteer Meeting.
CANCELLED Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. March Green Drinks - Earth Day Volunteer Kickoff.
Tuesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Construction Industry, Apprenticeship and the Building Rades Career Session.Learn about careers in the skilled construction trades, meet construction professionals who can answer your questions, and learn how to apply for a career in the construction industry. This event is free, pre-registration is encouraged. Location: Dodge Recreation Center 667 Sullivant Ave., Columbus 43215. To register visit – www.columbus.gov/CBAEvents.
CANCELLED Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Screening: Breathe Free. T
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. March Repro Health Happy Hour. March 10th is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, so let's celebrate (a little late)! Come out and have a drink, write a thank you note, and raise funds to put together thank you packages for people in the trenches of the reproductive justice fight. What is the Reproductive Health Happy Hour? It’s a networking event for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice professionals, advocates, and allies. Come when you can and leave when you need to...it’s a casual meet-up. A portion of bar sales go towards creating THANK YOU packages for our abortion providers this year!! Location: St James Tavern, 1057 N. Fourth St., Columbus 43201. Facebook.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Storytelling Workshop in Columbus. Learning to authentically tell your story is a critical component of deep canvassing and the most effective way to get infrequent voters to commit to vote. Our storytelling workshops have been created in collaboration with the California based group that invented deep canvassing, and we recommend attending regularly in conjunction with our canvasses. Location: Ohio Democratic Party, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus 43215. Register here.
CANCELLED March 20, 2020, 8:50 AM - 3:30 PM. COMPRAS Conference: What is America’s Role in the World?
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth,
We are happy when we are growing. ~ William Butler Yeats
March 13, 2020 7-8pm $5.00 cash at the door Letting Go John Ensign
Why doesn’t happiness and health stay put? We know intuitively that there must be an answer. When feeling ill or upset, we go see a doctor, an analyst, or alternative healer. We try medication, different foods, and alternative substances. We go to workshops, Gurus, try spiritual practices, and attend Friday Night Talks. We may get temporary relief and then it’s on the next problem.
How do we get free of illness, pain, and suffering” how do we get free to experience more serenity, beauty, and joy? The answer is in the letting go process. Basics of the letting go method will be presented in this talk by John Ensign.
SATURDAY MARCH 14
7 - 10 pm SHANE D. WILSON
Great Jazz - and much more! FEATURED AT JAVA CENTRAL CAFE 20 S. STATE ST WESTERVILLE 43081
READINGS + LITERARY EVENTS Readings in Local Bookstores, Bars, Cafes, Colleges SEE NITA SWEENEY'S CALENDAR Events listed here:
March 15 @ 6:30 pm EST
Susan Glasmere (pictured at left)
Third Sunday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 30 West Woodruff
Here are links to more literary event spaces in our local bookstores! Gramercy Books in Bexley (2424 E Main St 43209) From author talks to a monthly book club to poetry readings, find it here. The Book Loft in German Village (631 South Third Street 43206) We work with a wide variety of authors each year in our store and many off-site venues across the city. Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus South Side (1124 Parsons Ave 43206) The family-run cafe and bookstore brought to you by local indie press Two Dollar Radio! Prologue Bookshop, 841 N. High St in the Short North, Columbus 43215. Kafe Kerouac in University District (2250 N High St 43201) Kafe Kerouac hosts a plethora of musical acts, poets, speakers, interest groups, and the like.
SATURDAY MARCH 28
8 PM DAN WEBER IN CONCERT:
From Park Ranger to Singer-Songwriter Columbus Mennonite Church 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus 43214
Inspired by the wilderness he once patrolled as a park ranger, Dan Weber brings his compelling originals to Columbus. He’s obviously also inspired by a folk music icon — Dan’s tribute song to Woody Guthrie rose to #2 on the national folk music charts, and Dan won the national Woody Guthrie songwriting contest with a sonG about gun violence. Dan has toured extensively across the country, earning standing ovations and other musical awards.
Before Dan’s 8 pm appearance as featured performer, other activities are planned: an informal jam at 6 pm, 3 open mic acts at 7 pm, and an audience sing-along at 7:45.
When heart is open, you will change just like a flower slowly opening. ~ Van Morrison
SQUARE - CONTRA DANCING IN COLUMBUS
MARCH EVENTS CANCELED AT ALL SOLES AND BIG SCIOTY
Wild Goose Creative Square Dancing 2491 Summit Ave Cbus 43202 (First Friday of the Month) Friday, April 3 7-11 pm https://www.wildgoosecreative.com/
Big Scioty Contra Dancing First Congregational Church
444 East Broad St. Cbus 43215 Saturday, April 4 – Big Scioty
Jeanie and the Dreamers and Jan Phillips Saturday, April 18 – Big Scioty
Big Fun and Gaye Fifer 8 - 11 pm,. beginners lesson at 7:30 pm https://bigscioty.com/dance-schedule/
Have I told you lately that I love you, have I told you lately there's no one above you.
Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do.
~ Van Morrison
Art Makes Columbus ColumbUS Makes Art Keep up on all the events, organizations, artists and their stories! Subscribe to their monthly newsletter and the Mid-Month Events E-Blast! They showcase diverse perspectives and depth of talent in our Columbus arts community.
Calendar of Shadowbox Live events HERE. See CAPA events HERE.
A mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content
of the planet’s soils could offset 100 percent of all
greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere.
~ Dr. Rattan Lal, Ohio State Soil Scientist
Corona Virus Resources
What steps can we take to make us more resistant and resilient, so we’re less likely to become infected?
The good people at the Organic Consumers Association pulled two articles that outline some of the foods and nutrients you should add to your diet to improve your chances of staying healthy.
There’s still a lot we don’t know—and may never know—about COVID-19. But this we do know: A strong immune system is your best friend right now. And what you eat plays a big role in boosting that system.
Monthly Plant Swap at City Folk's Saturday March 21, 1 - 2 PM The Monthly Plant Swap is a great way to get your plant fix on the cheap! Every month, join us to swap your outdoor plants, indoor plants, perennials, annuals, starts, seedlings, cuttings, seeds, pots, tools, anything plant related! Pest free is always best. We are here to answer any planty questions you may have. Don’t have anything to swap? That’s ok, come anyway! There are plants for sale in the. Shop and there are usually extras to share. Be sure to check out our selection of plants, soils, tools and amendments in the shop and go home with everything you need for your new plants! RegisterHERE.
Monthly Homesteading Support Group (Free) Sun March 22, 11 AM – 12:30 PM This is a great group of people that have been meeting for 5+ years. Skills and knowledge are shared in an infomal setting and there is always time to discuss other homesteading topics. We are always happy to have new people join the group. Topics:
March- Bread: Sour Dough and Easy Bread Baking
April -Compost - Bokashi, Worms, Pit, Bins, and Soil Register HERE SEE all upcoming classes and workshops HERE.
ONE BITE WELLNESS BLOG:
RECIPE FOR RAINBOW CHILI
It’s the slow-cooker time of the year and we are using the Crockpot on the regular. It’s easy to make a basic chili or a fancier one with this beloved piece of kitchen equipment. We bought some rainbow carrots and decided to make our chili a bit fancy for a recent date night but it’s equally good to casually and lovingly feed yourself or a whole, hungry family.e rest of the blog HEREand follow the work of integrative functional nutritionist and all around wellness guru Adrienne Raimos.
Annual plants are nature's emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars
to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established. ~ Wendell Berry
Growing Green 2020: Investing in Conservation
and Local Food
Friday, March 13th - Sunday, March 15th
Featured Speakers: Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Wilson, author John Ikerd, Cheryl Rice of NRCS, Leslie Shaller of ACEnet & Terry Traster from Columbus Food Fort
Tours of Agraria and Finch Creek Farm with dialogue on economics of organic grazing and cover crops
Panels on successful local food distribution and Farm-to-School Programs
Friday panel and session on climate change in Ohio and how to overcome challenges
Funding information for farmers and landowners to implement conservation practices
Discussions on strengthening our local food-shed and healing our climate with healthy soil
In the Native American tradition... a man, if he's a mature adult, nurtures life. He does rituals
that will help things grow, he helps raise the kids, and he protects the people. His entire life
is toward balance and cooperativeness. The ideal of manhood is the same as the
ideal of womanhood. You are autonomous, self-directing, and responsible for the
spiritual, social and material life of all those with whom you live. ~ Paula Gunn Allen